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Re: PerlMonks is *slow*. What do we need to fix?

by rinceWind (Monsignor)
on Oct 25, 2002 at 16:24 UTC ( #208070=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to PerlMonks is *slow*. What do we need to fix?

I guess those of us who are using PM every day get used to the delays. However, one comment I have had from friends and colleagues is how slow the response is. At that point, I would explain about the nature of CGI, and make out that the application has to do quite some work before it displays a page ... excuses, excuses.

I don't think this is doing the reputation of Perl any good, as a web application language - IMO it's time this was addressed.

Before replying to this post, I decided to download the Everything engine, just to take a look for myself. One of the pieces of advice that monks are meteing out on SoPW regularly, when CGI apps are slow, is to consider ModPerl.

Has anybody thought about, or even got working, an Everything Engine on ModPerl? From a cursory inspection, it does not look too bad, as the CGI code itself seems to be localized into the module

By the way, I am interested in PM Dev as well. Not sure how much time I can give (possible issues with PHBs and circular tuits).

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